When I First Met You, Blue Kangaroo!
Written by Emma Chichester Clark
Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark
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The Lovereading4Kids comment
‘Blue Kangaroo belongs to Lily’. The Blue Kangaroo books are modern classics, and Emma Chichester Clark one of our finest illustrators. This story, told to Blue Kangaroo by Lily, describes the beginning of their relationship. Lily’s little brother Jack had just been born and she was trying hard to be a good big sister. But looking after babies is a skill, and takes practice – enter Blue Kangaroo, delivered by Grandma. There are gentle messages about families, love and growing up in all the Blue Kangaroo stories, not least this one, while there’s a richness of colour to the illustrations that makes them seem to glow more brightly than ever. A really lovely book. ~ Andrea Reece
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
- Ava Townsend, age 5 - 'I liked the book. It was fantastic and it made me laugh because it was funny.'
- Trudy, age 5 - 'It's fantastic. I liked it when Lily's grandma gave her the kangaroo and I liked the end when blue kangaroo does his secret smile.'
- Robyn & Sabrina Chorley, age 6 & 3 - 'A lovely book with a great story about a little girl learning to cope with responsibility of becoming a Big Sister. Gorgeous pictures too.'
- Will Davies, age 3 - 'Best. Book. Ever.'
When I First Met You, Blue Kangaroo! by Emma Chichester Clark
How the friendship of a lifetime began! The ninth title in this hugely popular series featuring Lily and her loveable soft toy. When Lily gets a new baby brother, she soon discovers that it's not easy learning new things and helping to look after someone so small. But then Grandma brings her a very special surprise; someone who also needs to be cared for - Blue Kangaroo! And from the moment that Lily and Blue Kangaroo meet it is love!
The first book in this series, I Love You, Blue Kangaroo was shortlisted for the coveted Kate Greenaway award, and the series has sold over 280,000 copies in the UK alone.
Also in the Blue Kangaroo series:
Praise for Come to School Too, Blue Kangaroo:
'[One of] the best books to deal with your child's pre-school nerves The Telegraph
Praise for I Love You, Blue Kangaroo:
'Presented in clear, bright colours, this is a charming tale about affection and sharing...' School Librarian
'The story is told with great sensitivity and gentleness and it is a profoundly satisfying and rewarding book.'
'I love you... would melt the stoniest heart. Blue Kangaroo is ousted from his place... by a procession of new toys. A tender and touching story for three to six year olds.' Sunday Telegraph
About the Author
Interest Age: From 2
Emma Chichester Clark
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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
25th February 2016
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